Rosedale Waters (The Skeptic's Daughter)

DESCRIPTION: The skeptic's daughter sets out to refute the Christians. She is instead converted. Her father orders her to reject the faith. She refuses his order, and is cast from his home. But soon her parents come to her, begging her to return and convert them
AUTHOR: Music: F. T. Alexander?
EARLIEST DATE: 1897 (manuscript known to Randolph)
KEYWORDS: religious rejection separation help father children
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 601, "The Skeptic's Daughter" (1 text plus an excerpt, 2 tunes)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 418-422, "The Skeptic's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 601A)
BrownSchinhanIV 328, "The Skeptic's Daughter (1 fragment, 1 tune); 774, "A Plea for Mercy" (1 fragment, 1 tune; the second verse goes with this although the first may be something else)

Roud #4644
cf. "The Protestant Maid" (subject: religious conversion) and references there
Rosedale Shores
NOTES [28 words]: This piece may have been used by Holy Rollers to try to convert souls, but all I can say is that its utter banality would be likely to convert me the other way.... - RBW
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File: R601

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